CONWAY, Ark. (February 22,
2018) – Take a musical road trip across the United States by joining the
Hendrix College Wind Ensemble for their spring concert. Under the direction of
Hendrix Assistant Professor Music Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, the Wind Ensemble
will perform on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Staples Auditorium.
The Wind Ensemble will perform
a wide variety of music by American composers who represent a cross-section of
our diverse artistic culture. Featured composers include David Maslanka,
William Grant Still, Warren Benson, Christopher Theofanidis, Steven Reineke,
Aaron Copland, and Frank Ticheli.
The program begins at 7:30
p.m., but don’t miss the special pre-concert performance by the Hendrix College
Percussion Ensemble, which begins at 7:15 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. Led by
Hendrix Adjunct Instructor of Percussion Mr. Evan Barr, the Percussion Ensemble
will perform the famous work In C by
American composer Terry Riley.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.